FDA upgrades approach to certifying new AI products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its first ever guidance on how it plans to work toward a more streamlined and timely approval of artificial intelligence and other digital health products. The Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, released Jan. 7, is part of FDA’s Pre-Cert Pilot Program to review products, including AI, and is another step in a […]

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How game theory can bring humans and robots closer together

Researchers at the University of Sussex, Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile manner. The research team used adaptive control and Nash equilibrium game theory to programme a robot that can understand its human user’s behaviour in order to […]

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Can technology restore humanity to healthcare?

“At its core, technology would seem to be the antithesis of humanity,” said Dr. Chris Derienzo, chief quality officer at Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health System. “It doesn’t feel, it doesn’t think and it can’t see the humanity of the person in front of it,” he explained.” Ask physicians how the feel about electronic health records, or read Atul Gawande’s […]

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AI development trends in healthcare – A conversation with Xiangfei Chai, CEO and founder, Huiyihuiying

In a span of about three years, Huiyihuiying (HY) has become a leading company in the development and implementation of AI in the medical sector in China. The enterprise, which focuses on AI for medical imaging, recently launched a new product at the Radiological Society of North America’s Annual Meeting (RSNA 2018), which can intelligently screen for tuberculosis and quantify […]

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Artificial intelligence predicts treatment effectiveness

How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomised trials where patients are randomly divided into two groups: one of the groups is given treatment, and the other a placebo. Is this really the only reliable way to evaluate treatment effectiveness, or could something be done differently? […]

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